WA Department of Ecology Soliciting Proposals for a Green Chemistry Center

From the Washington State Department of Ecology:

The Department of Ecology is soliciting proposals from the public and private sector to create a technically competent and vibrant Green Chemistry Center to help transition towards a greener and more sustainable economy in Puget Sound.

Green chemistry is an important economic development strategy that supports product innovation, green technologies, materials, and long-term jobs for Washington State. A total of $550,000 is available.

The Request for Proposal (RFP 1318 WQ) is available on the Washington online Webs Bidding Opportunities website at https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/webs/bidcalendar.aspx (Select “Ecology, Department of”).  A copy is attached.

We are accepting proposals until February 1, 2013.

Green chemistry is a near term action item in the Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda (C1.2 NTA1 and C1.2. NTA3).  For information on Green Chemistry, see http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/P2/greenchem_ecy.html

Ecology recently launched a new, user-friendly website that explains what we currently know about toxic chemical pollution in the Puget Sound region. The website links what’s known about toxic contamination in Puget Sound to ongoing efforts to keep the contaminants out of the nation’s second-largest estuary. The site is the Puget Sound Toxics Assessment website. It includes a frequently asked questions section about the comprehensive toxic chemical investigation. The group discuss the need to prioritize research needs to help bridge the gap between green chemistry and applied research needs that focus on product innovation and solutions.

The center’s goals, objectives and tasks should be aligned with Ecology’s multi-year Toxics Strategy for Puget Sound.  The six-year strategy was developed to align with the Puget Sound Partnerships 2012 Action Agenda and their biennial Science Plan.

This project is funded by the Puget Sound National Estuary Program (NEP) toxics and nutrients grant.  For more information about the NEP program, see http://www.ecy.wa.gov/puget_sound/grants_fed_toxics.html.

Andrew Kolosseus
Washington State Dept. of Ecology
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
(360) 407-7543

Andrew Kolosseus
Washington State Dept. of Ecology
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
(360) 407-7543

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